Sunday, August 2, 2015

iAi Bloggers' Book of the Month: 'THE MIGRANT REPORT by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

ABOUT THE BOOK: Against the glittering high-rises of the capital, Manu, a recent arrival from Nepal, drips his days away on a construction site, cut off from the world outside the labor camp. His sister despairs of finding him among the thousands of migrant workers flooding into the Arabian Gulf to build the country’s infrastructure. Manu and Sanjana must keep their younger siblings out of poverty, even if at their own expense.

Police captain Ali's hopes of joining the elite government forces are dashed when his childhood deformity is discovered. His demotion brings him face to face with a rising pile of unexplained dead bodies and also an aspiring journalist who is unlike any local girl Ali knows. In danger of flunking out of university, Maryam is searching for an original story that will appease her professor and keep her family’s machinations for marriage in check.

Can the unlikely trio fit the pieces of the puzzle together before agency thugs get to Manu?

Purchase THE MIGRANT REPORT.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar's award winning books have focused on various aspects of life in the Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar. From Dunes to Dior is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf and named as Indie Book of the Day in 2013. Love Comes Later is a literary romance set in Qatar and London and was the winner of the Best Indie Book Award for Romance in 2013, short listed for the New Talent award by the Festival of Romance, and Best Novel Finalist in eFestival of Words, 2013. She currently lives with her family in Qatar, where she teaches writing and literature courses at American universities.

After she joined the e-book revolution, Mohana dreams in plotlines. Learn more about her work on her website at www.mohadoha.com or follow her latest on Twitter: @moha_doha.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

iAi Bloggers' Book of the Month: 'GRAY VENGEANCE' by Alan McDermott

From the iAi website:

Gray Vengeance, the fifth book in Alan McDermott’s best-selling Tom Gray series, launches May 26th, 2015 to great anticipation and acclaim.

What’s it about?

An African militia has a new leader—and Tom Gray has a deadly new problem.
 
Da Sunan Annabi has a ruthless new leader whose aim is to train British nationals to bring England to its knees.
As their plans unfold with deadly precision and Britain is crippled by a series of attacks, the government is forced to deploy its new secret weapon: a surveillance network that can spy on nearly every human being on earth. It is nearly foolproof—but is it ethical? And does that even matter now?
 
Soon, Tom Gray and his daughter are in the militia’s sights, and their lives depend on Gray finding the man behind the recent atrocities. His desperate search leads him to Africa and Cuba, for a final showdown with an enemy he could never have imagined.
 

About the Tom Gray series

 

The series began with Gray Justice, the story of how ex-soldier Tom Gray sets off to change the British justice system when the career criminal responsible for the death of Gray’s family gets off time served on remand. Engaging the help of his ex-SAS buddies, he kidnaps five repeat offenders and asks the public to vote on their fate: Should they be allowed to continue their criminal ways with inadequate punishment, or has Britain had enough? His website attracts a worldwide audience and, although the authorities know where he is, they are powerless to stop him. But someone else sees an opportunity to attack the UK when the authorities are focused on Gray.
 
The series continues around the world as trouble keeps finding Gray.
  • Gray Resurrection—Gray is recruited in a dubious, dangerous assignment in the Philippines
  • Gray Redemption—takes Gray around the world to Africa, where he begins to clear his name and meets an old nemesis
  • Gray Retribution—Gray has to rescue his new wife and daughter in the UK and his oldest friends in an African war zone—at the same time.
Find more on Alan’s Author page. And get the book through Alan’s blog and website.

Monday, June 22, 2015

All Around the World, LPS Style!

"All Around the World," a fun, catchy tune written by talented LPS composer Daniel Ingram (in an episode I wrote called "The Expo Factor, Pt. 1") just topped 3 million YouTube views!

Congrats to Daniel and a h/t and special thanks to LPS fan Kaleb Korger for the heads up!

Check it out!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

iAi Bloggers' Book of the Month: 'TAKE NO MORE' by Seb Kirby

A few words about this month's featured book 'TAKE NO MORE' by Seb Kirby:

An artistic voyage in crime – thrilling and original
When James Blake discovers his wife murdered in their London home, he is determined to find her killer. As the prime suspect, he flees England and sets out on a journey that takes him to Florence and Venice and into a dark underworld of corruption, a trail that will lead him to the killer – and the shocking truth behind the mystery.

 ★★★★★ ‘Wow! This is action-packed from page one, and the reader is instantly thrust into murder, suspense, and intrigue…… I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great crime thriller! And fans of Harlan Coben and Simon Kernick will love it!’ – (Author Sibel Hodge, amazon.com)

About Seb: 

I am the author of the James Blake Thriller series (TAKE NO MORE, REGRET NO MORE and, now, FORGIVE NO MORE) and the Raymond Bridges sci fi thriller series (DOUBLE BIND).
I’ve been an avid reader from an early age – my grandfather ran a mobile lending library in Birmingham and when it closed my parents inherited many of the books. From the first moment I was hooked. Now, as a full-time writer myself, it’s my goal to add to the magic of the wonderful words and stories I discovered back then.

To learn more about Seb and his books, please visit his WEBSITE.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bookmarks and Autographs

Sending out bookmarks and autograph labels to Gio, a young reader who's been enjoying the paperback editions of Dragonfriend and Giantkiller. Some very thoughtful grownups in his life made the request and I'm happy to oblige.

If you'd like your own "kit," send me a photo of you and/or your reader holding the book(s) and I'll send you one, too!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Keyboard for Hire

The writing for season four of Littlest Pet Shop finished up recently so I'm looking for work (that's me in freelance-ready pose #12 with optional pipe attachment).

Please keep this scribe/actor in mind when you're staffing your new show, looking for freelance freshness on your existing one, casting a role, or a combination of any of those. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spirited Away - 8 Bit Cinema Edition

If you're a fan of master anime director Hayao Miyazaki's brilliant Spirited Away and old-school 8 Bit gaming (as I am), then you should LOVE this offering from 8 Bit Cinema. It is truly inspired!